Carolyn Cushman Bauer - age: 90
(December 26, 1926 to June 15, 2017
Bar Mills, Maine
Family gatherings of remembrance and celebrations of her life will be held in Maine.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation 13 Portland Road, Buxton (Bar Mills) Maine.
BAR MILLS - Carolyn Cushman Bauer of Bar Mills died June 15, 2017 at home surrounded by family. She was 90.
She was born December 26, 1926 in Portland, Maine. She attended Nathan Clifford Elementary, Lincoln Middle School, and Deering High School where she was named Our Lady all four years and could still recite the Deering fight song up until the end.
After high school, she attended Antioch College where she majored in early childhood education, played on the basketball team, and was a member of the modern dance troupe. While at college, she met her best friend and the love of her life, G. William “Bill” Bauer. They were wed on June 27th, 1947 and were happily married for 59 years before his passing in 2006. They shared a passion for dancing, traveling, writing, and family.
Carolyn had a great love for children and worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher while raising four children of her own, and opening her home to other children and families. She had many close friends who were adopted as family.
She loved her family and had a generous, compassionate nature, always wanting to be of service to the world and those around her. Her caring heart and joyful spirit were evident to all who knew her.
She enjoyed daily afternoon tea, meditation, hosting ice cream socials with family and friends, tap dancing class with Bill, and was a life-long reader.
Survivors include a daughter, Spirit Dove and her husband, Spirit Eagle of Gorham; two sons, Jim and his wife, Mary of North Waterboro and John and his wife, Clare of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a sister-in-law Fran Bauer of Eagan, Minn.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Her husband, Bill and youngest son, Sky Evergreen, along with her two sisters, Wilma Ladd and Phyllis McCarthy, and sister-in-law, Betty Hedges, predeceased her.